Most people prefer to go camping in local national parks, finding nice shady spots under trees where they can reconnect with the natural world for a while. For many others, however, there’s nothing quite like the tranquillity and silence of a desert camping getaway.
Deserts are a great place to unwind from the city life, providing an unforgettable experience with some of the best sleep that you will ever have. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that deserts are harsh environments, and a camper will want to properly prepare before booking their next desert camping site.
It’s Going To Get Cold
It’s easy to believe that you will spend most of your time sweating while camping in the desert, but the truth is that due to the extreme temperature ranges that are typical of desert climates, it can get extremely cold at night – in some places, cold enough to cause hypothermia.
This is why it’s advised that campers take both warm and cooler clothing along. A warm sleeping bag is highly recommended, as it might just be the difference between a comfortable sleep at night or having to sit in the car with the heater on full blast.
Take Way Too Much Water
Anyone wanting to spend a few days camping in a desert environment will need to expect to go through many, many litres of water per person per day.
Deserts tend to have a drier heat, with a fair amount of wind, which can quickly run down the body’s fluid reserves in a surprisingly quick amount of time. This is why it’s always a good idea to pack as much water as space will allow, and then find ways to pack even more.
It’s an even better idea to sit down with a piece of paper and calculate exactly how much water will be needed per day, and then make sure to take more than the overall total amount.
Take A Good Tarp With
No two deserts are quite the same, meaning that while it’s virtually impossible to find shade in the Sahara Desert, it might be possible to set up under a few palm trees while camping in the Middle East.
Shade is necessity in a desert where temperatures can exceed 40 degrees Celsius, and a person will need to spend the bulk of their day in the shade reading a book, napping, preparing food, staying busy with Australian online slots if there’s signal, and maybe catching up on emails. Therefore, it’s recommended to invest in a really good quality tarp that can take the heat.
Use Sunscreen Liberally
Sunscreen is usually some kind of mix of zinc oxide and other ingredients that adhere to the skin and disallow ultraviolet light to cause any long-term damage or disease.
Sunscreen is important in a place like the desert, where it’s always bright and sunny. Imagine is kind of like spending a few days at the beach, and how important it would be to use as much sunscreen as possible throughout.